15 Sep 2017

As you may have seen on the news this morning, police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Friday 15 September to Parsons Green Underground Station following reports of a fire on a London tube train.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter terrorism policing, has declared it a terrorist incident. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police attended the scene, along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service. At present we are aware of a number of people who have suffered injuries.

It is too early to confirm the cause of the fire, which will be subject to the investigation that is now underway by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The station remains cordoned off and people are being advised to avoid the area.

We would encourage anyone who has information that would assist detectives to contact the hotline 0800 789 321; if it’s an emergency always call 999.

Anyone with images from the scene is asked to upload them to https://ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk/upload/choose

We urge the public to remain calm but alert, and if you have any concerns, see or hear anything suspicious then contact the police.

Ealing Police will be undertaking reassurance patrols within the borough and providing additional visibility to key areas.

Some disruption to transport continues and live updates can be found here.

‘Coping with stress following a major incident’ information leaflet.